Northeast

Cornell indoor ag training programs get NIFA funding

Fueled by year-round market demand for local food and by advancements in greenhouse technology, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is a rapidly growing field. In this intensive form of agriculture, plants are grown in a controlled environment,... more »

Virginia summer squash is thriving despite spring frost

Summer squash is an ancient fruit that is still enjoyed on modern dinner tables, and the summer staple is thriving on farms and in gardens across Virginia despite a late spring frost. John Marker, operator... more »

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops

Native to Europe but discovered in Pennsylvania in 2015, the Allium leafminer is a fly whose larvae feed on crops in the Allium genus, including onions, garlic and leeks. An adult... more »

Empire Farm Days’ Virtual Soil Health Center programs set

When this year’s annual Empire Farm Days – the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast – was forced online due to COVID-19, organizers of the trade show’s Soil Health Center quickly transformed it... more »

Northeast growers monitor diseases following dry June

June proved to be a dry month across much of Pennsylvania and the Northeast region except for a few areas around Harrisburg and Scranton that received normal to slight above-normal precipitation. The average precipitation across... more »

Brooklyn aquaponic farm announces major expansion

Upward Farms, an aquaponics operation in Brooklyn, New York, announced July 8 its growth plans, including a rebrand from Seed & Roe and construction of a new headquarter farm in Brooklyn that will significantly increase... more »

‘Building Capacity for Food Safety Compliance at Farmers Markets’ released

Ensuring produce sold at Delmarva farmers' markets is safe and preparing local farmers to comply with a federal Food Safety Modernization Act in 2021 are twin objectives of a nearly half-million dollar U.S. Department of... more »

National Association of County Ag Agents Hall of Fame cites Hamilton

George Hamilton is more used to dealing with outbreaks of insects and crop disease than with an outbreak of a pandemic. Hamilton, a field specialist at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, works to develop and... more »

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